This is rather strange for someone at her level to have such an empty calendar. Lower level employees have less meetings, but a Commissioner would have regular meetings that should show up in a calendaring system.
Applause filled the air recently as state Transportation Commissioner Carol Molnau spoke at the opening of a new segment of Hwy. 212 in Chanhassen.
"This means a lot to me," she said, nodding toward the just-finished highway.
Then Molnau and other dignitaries waved small green flags. A state snowplow crashed through a banner stretched across the roadway.
The moment was typical of the ribbon cuttings, construction announcements and small-town speaking engagements that Molnau has regularly shown up for since the Aug. 1 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge.
A Star Tribune review of Molnau's daily work calendar for the three months after the disaster shows that she was more likely to be found at events such as the road-dedication ceremony than at congressional hearings and legislative meetings on the collapse.
Molnau won't talk to the Strib. She will however, talk with Jason Lewis.